If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for seven days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

NUH Library Services

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The NUH City Campus Library remains closed but we continue to offer a range of online and remote services.


E-Resources: We have a range of online resources which can be accessed from home or work, on a PC or on mobile devices.  
Resources include the point of care tool UpToDate, e-journals, e-books, online databases and exam resources.  
In addition, many publishers and suppliers have made some of their content freely available to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
See E-Resources link below.


Training and literature searching: our E-Resources Librarian can offer remote training in literature searching or can help by carrying out a literature search for you.  Email library@nuh.nhs.uk and the E-Resources Librarian will contact you to discuss your requirements in more detail.


Article requests: to request articles that are not freely available online email library@nuh.nhs.uk


Enquiries: Library staff are available to answer enquiries and provide help with accessing online resources. Email library@nuh.nhs.uk 

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For the latest news on University of Nottingham Library Services (including the Greenfield Medical Library) please visit https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/library/using/libraries/gml/gml.aspx 

NOTE: You do not need to return your books while we are closed. All loans will be automatically renewed and no fines will be charged.

NUH Library (City)


NUH Library is located on the first floor of the Postgraduate Education Centre (PGEC), next to the Cityside Restaurant.


Library catalogue

Our catalogue is available online. Log in using your library card number to view your account, and renew or reserve items.


Contact details

NUH Library, PGEC 
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
City Hospital, Hucknall Road
Nottingham, NG5 1PB

Tel.: 0115 9627787 Ext: 56787
E-mail: library@nuh.nhs.uk


Opening hours

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)


Joining the library

Library membership is available free of charge to anyone employed by NUH Trust, and to all University of Nottingham staff and students on placement within NUH. To register, please bring your Trust ID card or University of Nottingham ID card to NUH Library between 9.30am and 4.30pm (Monday to Friday).



  • Access to print books and journals
  • Four PCs for use by staff of NUH Trust
  • Two PCs for use by staff and students of the University of Nottingham
  • A Training Suite housing six PCs, which can be booked in advance (email library@nuh.nhs.uk)
  • Quiet and group study areas
  • A DVD/video player
  • Photocopying, printing, scanning, and laminating
  • Fiction collection

Greenfield Medical Library (QMC)


Greenfield Medical Library is located on A Floor of the Medical School at QMC


Library catalogue

NUsearch catalogue


Contact details

Greenfield Medical Library 
A Floor, Medical School 
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

Tel: 0115 82 30553 Email: enquiries-gml@nottingham.ac.uk


Opening hours

Please visit the Greenfield Medical Library website for up-to-date information about its opening hours.


Joining the library

Library membership is available free of charge to anyone employed by NUH ; University of Nottingham staff and students automatically become members when they receive their University Card. To register, please bring your Trust ID card to Greenfield Medical Library.



  • Access to print journals and books
  • Group and silent study space
  • Relaxed seating areas
  • A resource room for NUH staff, including PCs
  • Walk-in user access to some of the University’s e-resources at a dedicated PC


Register for an Athens account

You can register for an Athens account online. An Athens account allows you to access a range of online educational resources, including e-journals, e-books, UpToDate, and healthcare databases.

This user guide explains how you can register for an Athens account.


Free e-resources for the NHS during COVID-19 click below to download the document


Electronic journals

To access e-journals (including those purchased nationally, regionally, and locally), visit the Journals and Databases page of the NICE Evidence website and log into your Athens account.

You can search or browse an A-Z list, but you MUST log into your Athens account in order to access all of the titles that you are entitled to (including those purchased nationally, regionally, and locally).

For more information, please see the Accessing E-Journals user guide.

We also offer training sessions to help you get the most out of the resources available to you. Please contact our E-Resources Librarian, Elizabeth Hendron, to find out more (email elizabeth.hendron@nuh.nhs.uk).



EBL: The Electronic Book Library includes thousands of titles and allows users to request ebooks on a short term loan basis. Log in with your Athens username and password. For help accessing and using this service, see our EBL E-Books guide.

E-books from Ovid: NUH staff have access to 18 Ovid E-Books via your Athens account. See our Ovid E-Books Guide for the list of books available and instructions on how to access them.



UpToDate is a clinical decision support system that helps clinicians and health care professionals provide the best patient care. It is based on current medical evidence and aims to help answer clinical questions quickly and easily at the point of care. Each topic offers practical, detailed and evidence-based recommendations that clinicians can use at the point of care.

Access with your Athens log-in details at www.uptodate.com/login.

Access via the app: the app can be used on up to two mobile devices including Android devices, iPhones and iPads. Please see this user guide for more information.


BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports is a peer-reviewed collection of cases in all disciplines, allowing healthcare professionals to find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. Log in with your Athens username and password at casereports.bmj.com.

To submit a case, please email NUH Library (library@nuh.nhs.uk) to request the institutional fellowship code.


BMJ OnExamination

BMJ OnExamination caters for medical students and career-progressing postgraduate medical exams across a variety of specialties, including General Medicine, General Practice, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Child Health, Anaesthesia and Psychiatry. You can choose to answer questions by topic, type, difficulty level or weak area.

Please email NUH Library Services (library@nuh.nhs.uk) to request a username and password.


BMJ Quality

All NUH staff have free access to BMJ Quality. BMJ Quality provides access to BMJ eLearning modules; step-by-step guidance to improvement projects; and a direct route to publication in BMJ Improvement Reports.


Health Education England eLearning for Healthcare (HEE e-LFH)

Access via Athens to the e-LfH Hub and thousands of e-learning sessions. Select "eLearning for Healthcare" from the list of MyAthens resources, and then click on the NHS England link.

HEE e-LfH’s programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training. All content is nationally quality-assured and available 24/7. The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point.

Joanna Briggs Institute Database

Access via your Athens account.

The Joanna Briggs Institute Database is an evidence based practice resource available on Ovid, providing information in medicine, nursing and allied health. The database contains Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries and Recommended Practices, Best Practice Sheets, Technical reports and Consumer Information sheets. Also includes links to a number of research tools.


Medical Masterclass

Medical Masterclass is an online revision package developed by the Royal College of Physicians to help doctors prepare for the MRCP(UK). The resource includes an online question bank, mobile app, and PACES case studies.

Please email NUH Library Services (library@nuh.nhs.uk) to request a username and password.



NUH Library Services has now linked our full-text journal collections to PubMed. You will need to use the URL below to see which full-text journal articles you can access.

Go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?holding=igbnuhtlib.

When you do a literature search, the NUH Library Services logo will be displayed if we provide the full-text article. Click on the logo to access the article. If you are not already logged in via Athens you will be prompted for your OpenAthens login details. 

Article and book requests

The library can order journal articles and books that are not available in the library, or via Athens, from its network of other document supply libraries. This service is available to all NUH Trust staff, including students on placement.


Journal articles

To request an article, please complete the Journal Article Request Form. The form is currently available only on the Trust intranet. You can also request articles by email. All requests for articles should be made to NUH Library; you are not able to request journal articles from Greenfield Medical Library.

All NUH Staff are able to request up to a maximum of 10 articles per calendar year (January to December) free of charge. Additional requests can be made, but will be charged at the full price of £7.50 per article. Articles will be delivered electronically whenever possible, or via internal post if only available as a hard copy.



To request a book, please complete the Request Form. You can also request books by email, by phone (direct dial 0115 9627787 or internal extension 56787), by post, or in person at the library counter. Books can be requested from either NUH Library or Greenfield Medical Library.

Book requests will be charged at a rate of £6.00 per book or per whole journal issue.


Literature searching

A free literature searching service is available to staff who require information for clinical, managerial, research and other work-related purposes. This service does not support staff and students carrying out searches for course-related topics as part of their ongoing professional development. To request a search, please complete and return the  Library Literature Request Form to our E-Resources Librarian, Elizabeth Hendron (email elizabeth.hendron@nuh.nhs.uk, or call ext. 54916).

Please try to provide as much information as possible about your topic, including the main keywords and any alternative keywords or concepts which may be relevant, and a minimum of 24 hours' notice (longer if it is a Friday or Bank Holiday) before the deadline for the search.